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DE
deejay Oxford
I’m not sure there are also enough police officers to roam every pub at 10pm and ensure they’re all in the process of closing, though I did see that the army may be called in to assist with the new rules, which is a slightly alarming line. However (and I’m no sports fan at all so please forgive my naivety here) I gather at least one fixture in the coming days has a kick off at 8.15pm so those watching on a telly in a pub will be ejected in the 75th minute ...
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VA
valley
I’m not sure there are also enough police officers to roam every pub at 10pm and ensure they’re all in the process of closing, though I did see that the army may be called in to assist with the new rules, which is a slightly alarming line. However (and I’m no sports fan at all so please forgive my naivety here) I gather at least one fixture in the coming days has a kick off at 8.15pm so those watching on a telly in a pub will be ejected in the 75th minute ...

Seems like the armed forces may take over responsibility for guarding some sites (Royal palaces, Number 10, Parliament) in order to release regular (admittedly armed) police for other duties.
I thought the 20:15 kick-offs (for example, LIV v ARS on the 28th) have been moved to 20:00 KOs?
RD
rdd Founding member
The Pro14 (which, at the moment, only has twelve teams) have announced some of next seasons fixtures - in order to avoid clashes with the resumed Six Nations and the Autumn Nations Cup, they’ll be playing more Sunday games and some Monday games for the first time, a decidedly non traditional day for pro rugby (though I know some Premiership fixtures have ended up on Mondays since the restart). Should be an interesting experiment. This is the last season of a three year deal with eir Sport and Premier Sports and what will happen to those rights - or to the Pro14 itself - after this season is anyone’s guess. The SARU are still committed to have two teams participate in some shape or form but with the Kings gone bust and teams generally unable to travel how they will fulfill that is anyones guess.

Talking of the SARU, they also announced details of their domestic competition. Following Super Rugby AU and Super Rugby Aoteroa we now have Super Rugby Unlocked (!) though its really the just the first half of this seasons Currie Cup (expanded to a double round robin) and branded as SR for sponsorship reasons. Presumably Sky will pick up the rights to this here as they did the Australian and NZ competitions.
GE
thegeek Founding member London London
The ESPN 30 for 30 film, Lance, has popped up on iPlayer, under the Storyville brand: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08qzcqr

Curiously it's "available for over a year" - I wonder what kind of rights deal they've ended up with, as it's not the first longform sports doc they've streamed.
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The ESPN 30 for 30 film, Lance, has popped up on iPlayer, under the Storyville brand: www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p08qzcqr

Curiously it's "available for over a year" - I wonder what kind of rights deal they've ended up with, as it's not the first longform sports doc they've streamed.

I noticed that the other day, I saw it when BT Sport showed it, well worth watching. 'The Two Escobars' is there as well (apparently that's very good), 'OJ: Made In America' (brilliant, watch it if you haven't) is back on there - it's been on and off iPlayer since it's first (BBC Four) broadcast in 2017.

Not an ESPN '30 for 30', but also available in the Storyville collection is 'When We Were Kings' - saw that a long time ago, I'll have to watch it again.

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